On September 20, DigiByte creator, Jared Tate posted a tweet stating he had been in discussions with Binance to have DGB listed on the exchange. He claimed they had asked for $300,000 and 3% of the total DGB supply to insure their customers against attacks.
After explaining in lengthy detail we have zero funds & zero ability as a decentralized project to meet such a request they told us they would ‘get back’ to us. Tired of everyone asking me when Binance or coinbase. They are free to do as they wish.
— Jared Tate (@jaredctate) September 20, 2019
Jared Tate allegedly responded by telling Binance that it would not be possible for a decentralized and transparent blockchain project like DGB to agree to such terms.
While Twitter members of the community were split on the matter, some of them asked founder and CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, to pitch in. He dismissed the matter entirely.
lol, interesting (in a fk’ed up way). I think he specifically does NOT want DGB listed on Binance.
not gonna waste any time on these types of guys. There are more interesting things to do in life. Moving on…
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) September 21, 2019
According to a member of the DigiByte Awareness Team, Andy Race, DGB had won a Binance listing poll two years ago and were asked for to pay a fee for the listing back then too. They allegedly refused to pay as they could not afford the fee.